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100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary

100% Plant-Derived Squalane

4.5( 139 Ratings )
Details
VeganCruelty-freeGluten-FreeOil-free
Highlights
What It IsThe Ordinary's 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a lightweight plant-derived solution that supports healthy hydration.
Ingredients
1 ingredient
Effects
Squalane
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging

Reviews

Beauty Saturdays🥰🥰
Beauty Saturdays🥰🥰
Incorporating face oils is the best thing I've done this year🥰🥰🥰
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AllyseF
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Nightly routine (excluding masks)
Nightly routine (excluding masks)
bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Cleanser bliss - Rose Gold Rescue Moisturizer The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist Toner TRADER JOE'S - Spa 100% Australian Tea Tree Oil
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whatkirasaid
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
See any of your favorite products??
See any of your favorite products??
Living for this arrangement I did a few weeks ago. Some old products, some new, all amazing 🤩✨
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glowy.blonde
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Today I’ve tried Deciem’s Plan
Today I’ve tried Deciem’s Plant-Derived Hemi-Squalane for the first time. Hemi means half, so it’s no wonder that it’s even lighter than normal squalane. I put a drop on my hand and it soaked right in! I didn’t buy it to use it on my skin though, as I personally prefer heavier oils. Instead I used it on my damp hair. So far so good, my hair is a bit softer than normally and a bit less frizzy, even though I used a blowdryer. There’s still some frizz, but I guess that’s just what my hair is like. Pretty good for a product that’s only 3,60 €. One thing irritates me though: The product says it’s plant derived. The website says it’s “produced from the fermentation of sugar-based feedstock”. The inci list states that the only ingredient is C13-16 Isoparaffin. Am I wrong assuming that paraffin is always mineral oil? Any chemists here that can explain this? I don’t mind mineral oil under certain circumstances, but this confuses me. Definitely going to message Deciem and ask them about it. Will share when I get a reply ☺️☺️
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potionslotionsemotions
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Squalane surprise
Squalane surprise
Okay so I LOVE pretty much anything The Ordinary does but omg this cleanser!! It’s my first time using an oil cleanser and it feels so lovely and supple on my skin and doesn’t strip my natural oils! Love following it with the Squalane oil at night.
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TheGlowJournals
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Squalane? The Moisture Sealer!
Squalane? The Moisture Sealer!
The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane First, I must admit I purchased this completely by accident. As you know the ordinary serum and oil boxes look pretty similar and I didn’t notice it wasn’t what I wanted until I got home. Secondly, I had no idea what squalane was- But when in doubt, research it and make sure it’s something you can try! Here’s a tiny bit of research on Squalane: (my experience/review on this starts below this part) The science: Your skin naturally produces “squalene” but this diminishes as we age. Squalene works as a moisture barrier between your skin and the environment. However, it deteriorates quickly when it’s not being produced (by our subaceous glands), so instead we use its more shelf-stable hydrogenated version, “Squalane” in our skin care products. Squalane is a powerful and versatile emollient (moisturizer) derived primarily from plants (sugarcane & olives) for skin care products. Though it can also be sourced from sharks (not ideal). It’s claim to fame: “to help prevent moisture loss and increases soft, supple feel” Who would benefit from this: those with skin on the dry-side of the spectrum looking for a light-weight moisturizing formula. Also, for those like myself who have slightly sensitive skin, it doesn’t irritate. It can also be used on hair, cuticles and even as a post-sun treatment! Who should skip this: anyone with oily or acne prone skin. Since Squalane is part sebum is can contribute to acne. My review: I began using this mid-winter when my skin is at peak-thirst (very, very dry). And while I am very picky when it comes to oils, I found that incorporating this into my night routine worked really well for me when my skin felt like the Sahara. It does tend to leave a slight greasy layer (as expected with an oil) but it is very light-weight. I also began adding this to the back of my hands amid the constant hand-washing and it’s been INCREDIBLE. I gave this product 4/5 because while it’s really moisturizing and my hands are silky smooth, it’s not a product I consider a staple. I use a lot of other products that feel like they have similar results. This being said, the price point is wonderful and it does what it says, so I would still recommend it for someone who suffers from really dry skin. How I use it (works best for me): At night, after cleansing and toning, use a few drop, warm in hands and press into face gently. After it absorbs into skin a little (I will usually walk away for a few minutes), continue with your night cream/sleeping mask. Note: This is just the info (from sources citing doctors and experts) I used to understand this product a bit more while I tried it out for the first time. I like researching products before I try them out since my skin likes to complain with anything new haha ✌🏼
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Alicia_Lucia
100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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